Between the years 1969 through 2000, many policy and
program breakthroughs occurred in the area of human nutrition. Some
of these breakthroughs are listed on the National Nutrition Summit
Home Page and are described below. You will be taken to different
web sites that describe each breakthrough in more detail.
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)A
survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS),
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This survey has been
designed to collect information about the health and diet of people
in the United States.
Infant, and Children Program (WIC)A program designed
to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children
up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious
foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals
to health care.
Dietary GuidelinesBrief science-based statements
and text published by the Federal Government that provide advice
for healthy Americans age 2 years and over about food choices and
physical activity to promote health and prevent disease.
Labeling and Education Act (NLEA)An act that provides
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with specific authority to
require nutrition labeling of most foods regulated by the FDA and
to require that all nutrient content claims (i.e., high fiber, low
fat) and health claims be consistent with agency regulations.
Guide PyramidAn outline of what to eat each day
according to the Dietary Guidelines.
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